Category Archives: Areas of Interest

Fact-checking 101: You can stay relevant without misinforming other social media users

A very insightful article about misinformation with some tips and tricks on things like reverse image searching from our Junior Information Specialist, Lerato Selepe. Click here to read it.

The economic impact of load shedding: The case of South African retailers by Ariel Goldberg (GIBS MBA)

As South Africa continue to be carry the burden of load shedding, Ariel’s MBA research investigated the impact of load shedding on retailers. Her research is clearly relevant, six years later, as it received the most page views (2,019) on UPSpace (University of Pretoria’s Institutional Repository) Q1 2021. Abstract: South Africa is currently experiencing an […]
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Economic development in Africa report 2020 (UNCTAD)

In the aftermath of the current coronavirus disease pandemic, African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The multidisciplinary methodology adopted in the “Economic Development in Africa Report 2020: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa” is geared towards tackling the relationship between […]
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The Human Capital Index 2020 update: Human Capital in the time of COVID-19 (World Bank)

The World Bank has recently published “The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19”.  This report presents an update to the Human Capital Index (HCI), using the most recent health and education data available as of 2020. It documents new evidence on trends over time in the HCI, examples of […]
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Diagnosing COVID-19 impacts on entrepreneurship: Exploring policy remedies for recovery (GEM)

Policymakers need to create cohesive, holistic and conducive frameworks in order for entrepreneurs to flourish in a post COVID-19 world. This is among the key takeaways from the new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report entitled “Diagnosing COVID-19 Impacts on Entrepreneurship – Exploring Policy Remedies for Recovery.” The report is sponsored by Shopify, a leading global […]
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Africa Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019-2023 (PWC)

An in-depth analysis of the trends sharing the entertainment and media industry in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. This outlook is looking at the industry through the lens of the consumer.The focus is  on the rise of increasingly personal and personalised media interactions, as today’s consumers – eager, highly selective and voracious – […]
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Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020: What is the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond? (Deloitte)

This summary report outlines the discussions held at the Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020, which focused on the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond. Themes discussed include: How retail can capture the new emerging African consumer Climate change and what it means for business and companies in Africa Investing for Impact […]
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African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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Understanding value in media: Perspectives from consumers and industry (WEF)

“In an age of fake news and misinformation, good quality content is more valuable than ever.” (WEForum) The disruption of the media industry, with the rise of social media, the digitization of content and the increase in mobile consumption has changed traditional funding models beyond recognition. The role of media historically has been central to […]
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Six tips for working with emerging market data according to Euromonitor (Euromonitor)

A recent Euromonitor article, written by Sarah Boumphrey and Ramune Verikaite, outlines six tips for working with emerging market data.  Euromonitor, themselves, follow these tips to ensure the quality of their data. Their tips are: Question quality even from government sources. Think proxies to help gain insight if quality data is not available. Be wary […]
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